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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 1, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta CLOUDY' Forecast high Tuesday 35.40. VOL. LX1V No. 43 The Lethbttdge Herald LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1971 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 18 PAGES Joint hymn book vote Aalborg: no new scheduled taxes By LILLIAN NEWBERY NIAGRA FALLS, Ont. (CP) Tile Anglican and United churches will vote separately today on whether to accept a joint hymn book that will cost botli churches in the first printing. It was unclear Sunday night what would happen if one church turned it down. The plates have already gone to an engraver, Uni- versity Press in Wurzberg, Germany. If the printer, Southam Murray of Toronto is given the go-ahead, the first copies should be ready in May. Saturday, a joint committee that has been delving into words, music and copyrights since November 1965 presented the book to the Anglican general synod and'the United general council in a hotel ballroom. Accompanied on a trumpet and a piano the crowd of about belted out five of the 150 new hymns in the total 507, including one by Dean Herbert O'Dris- coll of Vancouver, an Anglican delegate. The committee waded through hymns in books and came up with 150 new ones, 204 common to both the United Church hymnary and the Anglican hymn book and the rest from one or the other. The present hymnary was published in 1930 an? the present hymn book in 1938. Cut down ivords Jay Macpherson, a committee member, said in re- viewing the old hymns, "the words we tried to cut on were 'sweet' and 'tender' and my pet anti- pathy, 'bosom.' "We also tried to cut hymns which suggest hfe as this "hopeless vale of tears' and those in which every- thing worthwhile is up in the sky." He said the few hymns on marriage suggest the Christian home is a "fortress against temptation, which doesn't exactly cover the case." The books will cost about ?3.75 each purchased in quantity and the two churches will be required to fi- nance the production of the first by bank bor- rowing, if the book is accepted. In procedural changes agreed upon during the weekend, Anglican bishops will continue to have the power of voting down clergy and laity in the church's general synod. However, they will have to vote in the open. At the last general synod in Sudbury, Ont., it was decided to move toward a unicameral house in which everyone would vote at the samo time unless anyone called for a vote by order of bishops, clergy and laity, in which case any order could veto the others. Introduced motion But registrar Douglas Gibson of Toronto this week- end introduced a procedural motion that would give the bishops a separate vote on every issue with the clergy and laity always voting together. H. D. Arnold, a lay delegate from Kelowna, B.C., said the move "deliberately creates an artificial situation" and reversed a move to give clergy and laity more power in decision-making. Most Rev. G: P. Gower, Archbishop of New West- minster, and one of the senior bishops, said the clumsy old procedure in which the bishops sometimes withdrew as a unit and sent messages back and forth to the clergy and laity on votes had caused many mis- understandings. He said there are times when bishops should vote separately and times when they should vote as a unit, but this was covered under an arrangement that the synod could call for a vote by orders. So he would vote against Mr. Gibson's motion. However, it passed with a majority of clergy and laity and bishops. This was seen as a vote of confi- dence in tlie bishops. EDMONTON (CP) Pro- vincial Treasurer A. 0. Aal- borg saj-s there will be no new taxes in Alberta's 1971-72 bud- get, which will be marked by escalating expenditures and significant increases in all but one source of revenue. Mr. Aalborg said in an inter- view that despite efforts to cur- t a i 1 spending, expenditures faced by the province during the last two years have been accelerating at a greater rate than the money coming in to pay for them. The trend "would appear to be continuing." SWEEPSTAKES LEVY The budget will establish a 10-per-cent tax on the gross receipts of sweepstakes and lot- teries in the province but Mr. Aalborg said it won't be a tax in the usual sense. "I would regard it more as a fee or levy." Mr. Aalborg said that "in a broad, general the rate of increase in spending will be about the same as last year. The 1970 71 spending pro- gram of billion represented a 17-per-cent increase over the previous fiscal year. Mr. Aalborg said efforts to curb acceleration in school, hospital and university spend- ing have avoided greater costs and in some cases may have even tended to decelerate the rate of increase Capital spending had been re- duced from what various gov- ernment departments had re- quested, but essential capital construction such as main high- ways, necessary, buildings and grants for university construc- tion would continue. Mr. Aalborg said he expects "in all probability" to have to borrow more than the million the government had fo obtain in 1970-71. He paid he expects "signifi- cant increases" in all sources of revenue, except for oil and natural gas crown lease sales. 'You coming down for coffee, or shall I send it ap." WHERE TROUBLE CONFRONTS MISSION The Apollo 14 lunar mission has been delayed by a problem in transposition docking. Mission Control in the Space Centre at Houston has indicated the problem lies in the capture latches located at the tip of the probe assembly ot left which fail to operate when inserted into the docking collar of Ihe lunar landing craft, right. ssion in Auto insurance rates raised EDMONTON, (CP) There will be1 a general increase in automobile insurance premi- ums the Insurance Agents' As- sociation of Alberta said to- day. The association said in a prepared statement that the increase is expected as a re- sult of the ever-increasing costs of injury and damage claims in the province, al- though most insurance compa- nies are still undecided on what the increase will be. "The insurance industry is concerned over the deteriorat- ing driving record of the public and is devising means to re- ward the accident-free the association said. "Many companies are con- sidering giving a special.bonus to the careful and considerate five-year accident-free driver and some of them have al- ready instituted this." Some companies will offer a forgiveness clause, allow- ing a driver to have his first accident without an in- crease in rates the following year. Many companies will pay the total collision damage where the other party is at fault and is insured. "This means that a person will not have to -pay his de- ductible out of his own pocket while the claim is being set- tled between insurance com- panies. "The industry as a whole is striving to give the accident- free driver the best possible break, but it will be up to each individual company as to which way it will be handled." HOUSTON (AP) The Apollo 14 crew, using a flash- light and radioed do-it-yourself instructions, tried unsuccess- fully today to pinpoint the cause of a malfunction that threatens to wipe out their long-sought landing on the forbidding moon- scape of Fra Mauro. Alan Shepard, the patriarch of American spacemen, and rook- ies Edgar Mitchell and Stuart Roosa deliberately tried for more than an hour to make a Unking mechanism fail to work it had when they attempted to dock their command ship with the lunar lander earlier. "It Roosa said fi- nally. "Just real fine." The apparatus must be able to work for its next use, when Shepard and Mitchell would re- turn from the lunar surface to link again with the command ship piloted by Koosa. "We will have to convince ourselves that the thing is indeed satisfactory for dock- said Sigurd Sjoberg, direc- tor of flight operations. Asked whether the astronauts will go through with Friday's landing attempt on the moon's craggy highlands, Sjoberg said: "I'd like not to speculate on that right now." The" astronauts worked the latches by hand on instructions Seen and heard About town TJNTVERSITY students' so- ciety council member Norm Conrad calling the con- troversy surrounding the stu- dent newspaper, The Melio- rist, "much ado about no- War veteran Ed- ward Hariy recalling in- cident overseas in the 1940s about a bottle of wine, Bnb Mcggs, professional ski patrolman at West Castle Ski Resort, observing a morning so cold that a crow had to get a push from two sparrows .to get started. Jury selection gets under way Mink-nting SlUWsKdeS Strike lias gone to the dogs EDMONTON (CP) The business of raising mink for fur and profit has gone to the dogs in Alberta. R. W. Gillies, agriculture department supervisor of fur farms, says an estimated mink kits were being fed on rancnas in the province in 1970 com- pared uilli 170.000 in 1969 and that there now are only about 100 licensed fur farms compared with 135 in the autumn of 1969. He said many Alberta mink farmers are question- ing the wisdom of continuing their operations and unless the fur market improved, it was doubtful if producers would receive much financial return for their efforts in 1970. Up to June 30, Canadian mink pelts were sold at an average price of each. Deducting selling and promotional charges, this gives the producer a return of just, over SIO for each pell. "This (iocs not even cover the cost of raising a mink in this country Mr. Gillies said. Banff ski site BANFF (CP) A helicopter Sunday took four of 93 guests out of the Sunshine Village ski resort, isolated by snowsliaes during the weekend. Nine slides have hit the ac- cess road to the Rocky Moun- tain resort during the last three days, some of them caused by helicopter bombing of snow masses that posed an av- alancha hazaru. The worst slide came down late Saturday night, pulling down power and telephone lines to Sunshine Village, which closed its facilities and fell back on an auxiliary generator. The remaining 89 guests were to be taker, out of the resort the access road is cleared, probably sometime to- day. Berlin traffic rolls agaiii BERLIN (AP) East Ger- many ended harassment of ac- cess to and from West Berlin today and West German author- ities" reported autobahn traffic was getting back to normal. West German political activ- ity in Berlin that caused the slowdown ended Saturday. The traffic harassment fol- lowed a meeting in West Berlin last week of West Germany's Free Democratic party and vis- its to the city by rre-sMent Gus- tav Heinemann Willy Brandt. MONTREAL (CP) Selec- tion of a jury to fry Paul Rose for the kidnap-murder of Pierre Laporte got under way today after Mr. Justice Marcel Ni- chols rejected another motion by the accused acting in his own defence. Rose said the Criminal Code allows the Crown 52 peremptory challenges enabling the prosecu- tion to reject prospective jurors without giving a reason. The defence has 12 peremp- tory challenges and Hose said this would enable the prosecu- tion to choose jurors who "op- pose the liberation of Quebec." Rose said the prosecution could pick jurors who were "closer to the Liberal party and to the establishment." He de- scribed this as a tragic farce and great injustice. Truman improves KANSAS CITY (AP) For- mer president Harry S Truman, now in his 12th day in the hospi- tal, continues to be listed in good condition. The latest bulle- tin issued Sunday said the 86- year-old Truman took a stroll in the third-floor corridor early in the day. He was ill with an in- testinal disorder. He said: "I want a jury of the people." Mr. Justice Nichols stopped Rose at one point and warned him against making political speeches. "You are being treated as anyone else is treated before the he said, adding that he could not declare an article of the law inoperative. Frozen discovered at Calgary CALGARY (CP) The body of a woman encased in ice was found in a ravine here by chil- dren. Police said the body of the unidentified woman may have been there for several months. They didn't know how she died or how long she had been frozen. The body has been taken to hospital and an autopsy will be performed when it ihaws. from Houston without a single failure. "In other words, what you are trying to tell me is you still ha- ven't come up with anything that would be a Mis- sion Control said. "That's basically said Roosa. "You've exhausted our imagi- nation for right now on trouble- shooting the said Mis- sion Control. "We'll worry about it some more overnight and be back with you in the morning." There was no argument from the astronauts, who had been awake for more than 19 hours by that time and in the space- craft for 16 of those. No threat to their safety was involved. Experts who had watched their efforts via television studied the problem during the crew's 10 hours of sleep time. Unlike Apollo 13, which was endangered by an explosion, this was a frustrating Sjoberg said if the landing could not be made, the astronauts would attempt an al- ternate mission of orbiting the moon. The malfunction confronted the astronauts three hours after launch Sunday when they turned their command ship for docking. On previous flights the ma- noeuvre was routine. The mother ship would edge forward from its stack, turn around, and hook on to the lunar lander nose-to-nose. Then the com- mand ship can pull the moon- ship out of the spent third stage of the Saturn V rocket. This time, three small latches on the docking mechanism- shorter than a cigarette and not much to lock into position in five move-up, back- out tries. On the sixth, using an unorthodox procedure, the ships mated. Once past that hurdle, the as- tronauts were able to pull the troublesome mechanism inside. They found some small scratches on the polished face of the cone-shaped docking probe. They were made, Shep- ard said, by the capture latches. The launch, seen by people at Cape Kennedy, Fla., and millions on television, was 40 minutes late because of clouds that were layered to feet above the Saturn V rocket. Woman had two abortions Marriage racket cracked in B.C. Bar business might be worse NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. (CP) The guest in tire near-empty cocktail lounge of the hotel where the United Church of Canada's general council is holding its biennial meeting said to the barman: "Sort of rough when a hunch of churchmen are meeting, Harmon: "II sure, is, but Ihc room service a terrific." NIAGARA FALLS', Ont, (CP) A woman commissioner from Alberta told the general council of Ihe I'nitod Church of Canada today that, she favored abortion because she had had two abor- tions. "I am not ashamed of she told the 410 commissioners to the highest court in the church. Of a long list of speakers from the floor all hut five were men. Only one or two of the men said they approved abor- tion. Four of Ihe five women speakers said they did. A woman commissioner who said she had gone through the experience of abortion gave her name and identification from the floor. She asked later that she not be identified in the press. MARRIED TWICE In a clear, determined voice, displaying no emotion, she told her story to the general council. She said she had been married twice and that her daughter had had a child out of wedlock and, when the daughter married an- other man, gave out the child for adoption. VANCOUVER (CP) Police arrested two persons and issued warrants charging two others during the weekend with operat- ing a marriage-of-convenience scheme lo evade Canadian im- migration laws. Arrested at Abbotsford in the Frascr Valley on charges of conspiring to evade the Cana- dian Immigration Act were Jar- nal Singh, 37, of Mission, also in the valley, and Marylin Joyce Fleck, 22. of North Vancouver. Warrants also issued for Mohan Gill and Harjit Singh. The charges allege conspiracy to gain landed-immigrant status by making misleading state- ments on immigration depart- ment applications. L. C. Hawkins, Pacific region dircclor of the immigration de- partment, said Sunday night Ihe investigation of 300 marriages began last March. Applications for landed-immigrant status had begun piling up from recently- married East Indian men who had arrived in the Fraser Val- ley as visitors. Most of them were unskilled workers who would not nor- mally qualify for landed stains but wlm could gain points and sponsorship by marrying a Ca- nadian, he said, The practice was to arrange and complete a marriage, apply for landed status, then file for divorce. Mr. Hawkins said the "big break" came when police dis- covered that female impersona- tors, some of them performers in Vancouver clubs, were involved. "We have identified some im- he said, "but we're not sure how many of them we've questioned. "You'd be surprised how diffi- cult it is to tell wlu'ch is which. I won't go inio detail as lo how we identified but it was not by normal interrogation." Mr. Hawkins said several cou- ples involved have sought legal aid to get inexpensive divorces. Some of the women have ex- pressed concern thai, if Ihe hus- bands are. deported, they will not be able to get divorces. NEED INTERPRETERS He said some couples making immigration applications "can't even talk to each need an interpreter." "Then they leave Ihe building and immediately part com- pany." Officials of the East Indian cominunily in Vancouver said payments for marriages went as high as each. ;